Accutane Uneventful Childhood, Bipolar Disorder, Social Anxiety, Anti Depressants, Quantity Size
PLEASE PARENTS AND THOSE PRESENTED WITH ACCUTANE AS AN OPTION: DO NOT DO IT!!! I took this when I was 15 (I'm 24 now). I was on 40mg twice a day for 5 months. This is what happened to me, and from what I've read, its pretty common. Still, while my skin ... more »
PLEASE PARENTS AND THOSE PRESENTED WITH ACCUTANE AS AN OPTION: DO NOT DO IT!!!
I took this when I was 15 (I'm 24 now). I was on 40mg twice a day for 5 months. This is what happened to me, and from what I've read, its pretty common. Still, while my skin was clear until I had my son when I was 19, it really was not worth the crap I'm STILL going through!
-lips crack, peel, and bleed constantly. tube of blistex ointment a day and neosporin on my lips.
-extreme light sensitivity. i would sunburn in a matter of minutes.
-social anxiety. i would shrink down in my seat in class and try to "disappear" or just cut class to be away from everyone and be alone.
-worsening of acne the first 2 months in quantity, size, and they would literally explode.
-my skin actually hurt. very tender and tight and burning.
-very deep depression. i felt like i was stuck in a dark, damp, dungeon of regret and sadness with no way out.
-attempted suicide 3 times. i'd never been depressed or suicidal before. very happy and relatively uneventful childhood.
-periods were very irregular, despite being a virgin at the time.
The monthly doctor's visits, 3 vial blood draws, and constant questions made me feel like I was a participant in an ongoing clinical trial, despite that the drug had been mainstream for some time in early 2001. My classmate was on it at the same time (he was further with his treatment) and he helped me get through it.
I honestly feel that this medication may also have helped contribute to my bipolar disorder II. I currently take anti-depressants off and on and have for the last couple of years.
PLEASE! Don't let someone you care about take this! Its turned my life upside down and I'd hate to see it do the same for someone else!